It is often said that “logistics trump agronomy.” Nowhere is this statement truer than when it comes to micronutrients. For several reasons, dealing with micronutrients historically has been problematic for both the farmer and distributor.
In the past, attempting to include micronutrients in a fertility program required an additional granular or foliar product specifically intended to address the micronutrient of concern.. From the distributor’s perspective, this has required additional storage and SKUs for products that have the potential to fall in and out of favor with each passing season. Often times they are at risk of being cut from the grower’s fertility program at the first sign of budgetary constraints. In the meantime, the distributor is left to deal with granular inventory consolidating into a solid block and boxes of liquid micronutrients gathering dust and falling out of condition in the corner of a warehouse.
The farmers focus on crop nutrition revolves around factors like cost per acre, product availability, acres per drill fill, seed bed utilization, flowability and how a product handles. These are critically important factors that all contribute to operational efficiency and farm profitability. As a result, we find ourselves constantly striving to balance the anticipated agronomic need with the very real logistical constraints of operational efficiency. Often, by the time we’ve sorted how to most effectively apply N, P, K and S there’s little capacity or flexibility to do much in the way of micronutrient nutrition.
Enter YaraVita® PROCOTE®;
Unlike blends that include a granular micronutrient, YaraVita PROCOTE is an oil-based liquid product that leverages the entire dry N, P, K and S fertilizer package as the platform to deliver micronutrients.
While blending, participating distributors coat the desired dry fertilizer blend with a specific rate of YaraVita PROCOTE B, Zn, Mn, Cu or the combination product BCMZ. Distributors achieve the flexibility to easily provide their customers with the micronutrients their crops need without complicating their operation.
The uniform micronutrient distribution ensures maximum feeding sites since every granule is coated with micronutrients. The coating also provides a reduction in dust creating a safer and cleaner work environment. The coating technology of YaraVita PROCOTE facilitates enhanced flowability for better handing and spreadability, a benefit for distributors and farmers alike.
YaraVita PROCOTE delivers superior micronutrient formulations, enhancing agronomic performance and operational efficiencies. In short, YaraVita PROCOTE delivers complete nutrition that includes micronutrients with minimal complexity allowing the distributor to deliver a customized, farmer specific, micronutrient solution so the farmer can focus on logistics without compromising agronomy.
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